ROLO Rolls Holder

Introduction: ROLO Rolls Holder

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Who says bathroom decor has to be boring & "classy?" This comically large ROLOS container turns a routine visit to the bathroom into a fantastical trip into Willy Wonka's factory. It is not only entertaining but functions as a unique toilet paper roll holder. No more empty roll bathroom blunders, when you can simply retrieve a golden wrapped roll of pillowy goodness. 

If you think this is the zing your bathroom is lacking then here's what you'll need:

6" X 24" vent pipe
2 end caps (one crimped, one top fitting)
Dark brown spray paint (be sure it is suitable for metal)
Gold spray paint
inkjet printer & paper
Clear contact paper
Your favorite T.P. of course. (I used mega rolls)
OPTIONAL: gold tissue paper, or plunger

1. Spray paint the pipe brown, & the 2 end caps gold and allow them to dry

2. Since the top fitting end will have a band of gold while the crimped end will fit inside, you need to create a gold band to match. To do this tape off approximately the same width & spray paint that portion of the pipe gold. 

3. Then using this ROLO WRAPPER image I sized & printed out the specifics I wanted to include on the wrapper. 
NOTE: Plan A. was to have a local business make a print with the right dimensions, but time & money changed my mind. Plan B. was to hand paint it all on, but once again time & money changed my mind. I think this is the fastest, and cheapest method to get the job done. 

4. Cut a piece of clear contact paper large enough to wrap around the pipe completely. 

5. Peel the backing away from the contact paper & lay out the printed pieces face down. 

6. Now wrap the contact sheet around the pipe & smooth out any air pockets or bubbles.

7. To fill your newly constructed container you can either:
     A. Wrap the rolls in golden tissue paper and stack them inside just like the REAL deal.
     B. Drop a plunger down the pipe & stack the rolls on top so you can easily retrieve the rolls by just lifting up on the handle. 

There you have it. A great way to bring a smile to an other wise dreaded event. 

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    Congratulations on being a winner in the Big and Small contest!


    Hi! This is Chris' wife Angelique, and I just have to say, not only do I love your Instructable, but I absolutely love your models smile:) Now I need to get my husband to make me this super cool toilet holder! Awesome idea!


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much! That's my goofy sister in the pic. It was her Birthday gift. As you can see it was a fitting gift for her personality. :)

    P.S. your user name is a perfect match for this project. Coincidental? I think not!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Who wouldn't want one of these in their bathroom? I know I do!